2021 Yellow Springs News Merchandise
Jul
27
2021

Government Section

  • Village Council appoves local building department

    At its regular meeting on July 6, Village Council unanimously approved the creation of a local building department. Two ordinances — one for residential permits and the other for commercial — were passed as an emergency.

  • Guilty plea in YS stabbing death

    A Yellow Springs native accused in the stabbing death of Leonid “Lonya” Clark has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter as part of a plea deal with the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office.

  • Council to annex 34 acres for residential development

    Oberer, a Miamisburg semi-custom home builder, owns 55 acres at the southern end of Spillan Road, with 17 acres already within village limits. Oberer plans to build 138 housing units, with houses expected to start at $280,000.

  • Miami Township Trustees— In-person meetings return

    Fifteen months after the pandemic lockdown began, and with it a transition to conducting Miami Township business through online video conference calls, the Township Trustees returned to in-person meetings Monday, June 21.

  • MacQueen off YSDC

    The June meeting of the Yellow Springs Development Corporation, or YSDC, began with the surprise announcement that Marianne MacQueen, one of Village Council’s two representatives on the semi-governmental group, was “stepping down effective immediately.”

  • Village Council — Weeds are out, ‘managed’ yards are in

    Villagers who are maintaining a natural landscape of native grasses and plants in their yard no longer have to comply with height limits on their plantings.However, those who simply “let their yards go” must pull the noxious weeds likely growing there and keep grasses to nine inches, or less.

  • Local elections— Two Miami Township Trustee seats in play

    Two out of three Miami Township Trustee seats — those currently held by Mark Crockett and Don Hollister — are in play in the upcoming elections this November.

  • Council reviews ethics rules

    Should the Village of Yellow Springs public officials and employees comply with the bare minimum ethics rules set by the State of Ohio, or hold themselves to a higher standard?

  • Village Council eyes street vending

    With most pandemic restrictions now lifted and summer in full swing, downtown Yellow Springs has been packed with visitors on recent weekends. But the influx of tourists has brought a problem: new street vendors and buskers setting up shop and clogging sidewalks.

  • DORA opponents air views

    Opponents of creating a designated outdoor refreshment area, or DORA, in Yellow Springs shared their thoughts at a Village of Yellow Springs town hall two weeks ago. The meeting was arranged as a way to elicit public feedback about the proposal. However, no citizen or local business owner spoke in favor of it.